LIM Group supported by the National Research Agency

LIM Group supported by the National Research Agency

October 20, 2020 0 By Daphne Maujean

The French NRA supports CAPT-ESE, a research project dedicated to the prevention and the management of locomotor pathologies by optimizing training and sportive rehabilitation of the equine athletes. This project involves the EnvA-Cirale, the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, the University of Technology in Compiègne, LIA EVASYM and LIM Group, that will work together on the training, the rehabilitation and the locomotion of horses.

Why this project?

Locomotor disorders (tendonitis, arthropathies) are the main disorders affecting and limiting performances. it is also the first cause of a temporary or final interruption of the horse’s career.

What are the work leads?

1. Management and individualized adjustment of training thanks to the use of sensors.

The objective is to quantify the horse’s work load in an objective manner thanks to numerous data (limb movements, back mobility, heart rate, rider’s position). A longitudinal follow-up of the locomotion will also be implemented. The purpose? The early detection of an anomaly in order to prevent from a pathology.

2. Experimentation in an aquatic environment.

The purpose of training horses in an aquatic environment is to contribute in diminishing some physiological constraints, both articular and tendinous, in comparison with a regular training. The goal of this experimentation is to quantify the effects of this pool work in order to adapt your horses’ training.

Horse-rider interaction

The saddle is the link between a rider and his horse. Therefore, studying and quantifying this interaction is an essential axis of this project. Thanks to our research project Saddle in Motion® and our CWD iSport product range, we have already been working on these themes. From now on, we are also studying the effects of training (its conditions, the rider’s technique) on the locomotion and health of the horse.

Think about tomorrow’s riding

Once again, LIM Group stands out by being part of an international research project. Our goal is to continue to be actors of the well-being and health of the equine athlete. Our role is to bring new solutions to the use of riders, but also to veterinarians to enable them to achieve their objectives on a day-to-day basis.

“The aim is not the goal, but the path”. To us, the path leading to performance is the respect of the physical integrity of horses.